Keynote Speakers

Jerzy Nawrocki, 
Professor MD, PHD
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Łódź, Poland

Klinika Okulistyczna “Jasne Błonia”, Rojna 90, 91-134, Łódź, Poland
Prof Nawrocki’s clinical and scientific interests are directly connected with the problems of diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases. An important element of his scientific and clinical activities is the use of microsurgery and vitrectomy in treatment of numerous traumas of the anterior and posterior segments of the eye. He pioneered vitrectomy in diabetics with renal insufficiency treated with dialysis.
An important research topic in the last decade has been the treatment of retinal interface diseases and especially the treatment of Macular holes with the inverted ILM flap technique which was created by Prof Nawrocki. As well as ILM surgery in cases of diabetic maculopathy and retinopathy and retinal detachment Prof Nawrocki is investigating treatment of optic pit maculopathy with his own method of “stuffing” the optic pit with ILM. Prof Nawrocki helped pioneer Spectral Domain OCT and, more recently, Swept Source OCT and SS-OCT Angiography used in ophthalmology.

Athanasios Nikolakopoulos, 
Professor
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Thessaloniki, Greece

Retina Fellow Cambridge Addenbrooks Hospital
Chairman Papanikolaou Hospital Thessaloniki Greece 2003-2016
Current THESSORASI Head Retina Surgeon
TVRS Director
SEEOS Board member
ESASO Faculty Prof
Toronto Univ Visit Prof
Multiple presentations in Small Gage Vitrectomy evolution from 2003
3D Digital Vitrectomy evolution and courses in EURETINA since 2014
Trauma Moderator in FORLINI TRAUMA SC
HOOL
First presentation of PFCL Noucleous Removal in 1996
First Presentation of 25g Silicone oil Injection Technique of 5000cts in 2005 EVRS
First dropped nucleus 23g removal in a BISOFT TECHNIQUE
Organising SINCE 2010 THESSALONIKI VITREORETINAL SUMMER SCHOOL

Francis L. Munier 
Professor
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Lausanne, Switzerland

Francis L. Munier is full Professor at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is the head of Ocular Oncology, Pathology and Genetics at Jules-Gonin Eye Hospital, where he is running the Retinoblastoma and Oculo-genetics Clinics. Among other functions, he contributed to the 8th edition of the TNM classification, and is co-leader (for ophthalmology) of the European Retinoblastoma Group (EuRbG) responsible for the conservative treatment of retinoblastoma. He is presently the Honorary Secretary of the International Society of Ocular Oncology (ISOO).

Andrzej Grzybowski, M.D., Ph.D., MBA
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Poznan, Poland

Professor of Ophthalmology and Chair of Department of Ophthalmology, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland; Head of Institute for Research in Ophthalmology, Foundation for Ophthalmology Development, Poznan, Poland.He is active in international scientific societies including Euretina (Co-opted Board member
2016-2018), Retina Society, AAO (International Fellow; member of the Global ONE
Advisory Board and Museum of Vision’s Program Committee), EVER (Board member and
chair of cataract section), ESCRS (curator of ESCRS Archive), and ISRS (member of the
ISRS International Council), ISBCS, International Council of Ophthalmology (programme coordinator for WCO in 2011-2018), and Cogan Society. He became lifelong member (chair LIV) of the European Academy of Ophthalmology (http://www.eao.eu) and its Treasurer. He has been active contributor to major ophthalmic conferences worldwide, including AAO (Achievement Award 2017, International Scholar Award 2018), APAO (International Coordinator 2017, Achievement Award 2018), WCO (Programme Coordinator 2010-2018), Euretina, ESCRS, EVER, ISOPT, etc.
He has been active editor, editor in chief and author of more than 450 peer-reviewed
international publications (total IF higher than 1000), and over 50 book’s chapters; reviewer for more than 20 journals.

Jeffrey Kevin Luttrull,
M.D.
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USA, Ventura, California

Vitreo-Retinal Diseases and Surgery, Ventura County Retina and Vitreous Medical Group, Ventura, California
Dr. Luttrull strives to provide the most technologically most up-to-date, safest and most effective treatments available for patients with retinal and macular disorders, with an emphasis on prevention. Dr. Luttrull is internationally recognized as an innovator in the treatment of retinal diseases. His contributions, including “high-density / low-intensity subthreshold diode micropulse laser” (SDM) and Retinal Protective Therapy™, are advancing the treatment and understanding of retinal disease. Through his research, Dr. Luttrull has been a pioneer in advocating early and preventive treatment of diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration to reduce the risks of visual loss.

Invited Speakers

Faisal Fayyad,
M.D.
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Amman, Jordan

Jordan Hospital
Professional Experience;
1992- till now – Private practice at the Jordan Hospital acting as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology. The department is well known in dealing with complicated vitreoretinal surgeries.
Head of the examination committee for ophthalmology at the Jordan Medical Council.
Before 1992, served in the public sector at King Hussein Medical Sector, Al Basheer Hospital and Jordan University Hospital.
Trained several regional doctors in the field of Retina and Vitreous Surgery.
Board member of Middle East Africa Vitreo-Retinal Society (MEAVRS).
Several original publications in the field of retina and vitreous.
Invited speaker in the field of retina and vitreous locally, regionally and internationally.
Organizer of local, regional and international retina meetings.
Part of the clinical R&D team in the development of new technology in retina and vitreous surgery.
Member of the Jordanian Senate health and environment committee since 2016.
Professional Experience;
1992- till now – Private practice at the Jordan Hospital acting as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology. The department is well known in dealing with complicated vitreoretinal surgeries.
Head of the examination committee for ophthalmology at the Jordan Medical Council.
Before 1992, served in the public sector at King Hussein Medical Sector, Al Basheer Hospital and Jordan University Hospital.
Trained several regional doctors in the field of Retina and Vitreous Surgery.
Board member of Middle East Africa Vitreo-Retinal Society (MEAVRS).
Several original publications in the field of retina and vitreous.
Invited speaker in the field of retina and vitreous locally, regionally and internationally.
Organizer of local, regional and international retina meetings.
Part of the clinical R&D team in the development of new technology in retina and vitreous surgery.
Member of the Jordanian Senate health and environment committee since 2016.

Mario Matthaei,
FEBO, Priv.-Doz. Dr. med.
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Cologne, Germany

Centre of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Cologne,

Sebastian Siebelmann,
Dr. med.

Cologne, Germany

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Centre of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Cologne,

Paul Bernhard Henrich,
PD Dr. med
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Switzerland

Attending physician and coordinator Vitreoretinal Surgery – Department of ophthalmology, Cantonal Hospital Winterthur, Switzerland

Vitreoretinal surgeon – Clinica Avanti, Lugano, Switzerland

Assistant professor of ophthalmology – University of Basel, Switzerland

Chien Wong,

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London, the UK

Consultant Adult & Paediatric Vitreoretinal Surgery & Retinovascular diseases
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Honorary)
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Royal Free Hospital

Daniela Mitova,
Dr, MD, PhD
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Varna, Bulgaria

Graduated Varna Medical University in 1999. Received PhD degree in 2006. The thesis of her work was”The role of pseudo-exfoliative changes in the eye on the clinical course of glaucoma disease”. Monography “Diabetic retinopathy” published 2014
She is qualified in cataract and refractive surgery, glaucoma and glaucoma surgery, Medical and surgical Retina.
More than 70 publications in national and international journals. A member of
Union of Bulgarian Physicians, Bulgarian Society of Ophthalmology, ESCRS, Euretina, Bulgarian Cataract and Refractive Society

Kozak Ihor,
M.D., PhD, MSc.  
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Vitreoretinal Surgeon
Clinical Lead
Moorfields Eye Hospital Centre in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Mohamad Khalife , M.D.
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Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut Eye and Ear Educational Specialist Hospital. Retina Division. Beirut; Najar Hospital, Beirut; Retina Division and Eye Research Center of Al Rassoul Alazam Educational Hospital, Beirut; Retina Division and Eye Research Center of Rageb Harb Educational Hospital. Nabatiye, Lebanon
Member of the AAO, Euretina, Middle East And Africa Council Of Ophthalmology, Lebanese Ophthalmic Society, Mashhad University Research centre , Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iranian Association of Surgeons, Iranian Society of Ophthalmology, Eye Research Center of Khatam Alanbia Eye Hospital.
Skilled in Retinal and Macular Surgeries, Trauma Surgery, Clinical Research, and Medical Education. Famous invited International Speaker at different international eye conferences, including World Ophthalmology Congresses and Euretina.

Marina Papadia, MD, PhD
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Genova, Italy

Medical Assistant, Hospital Auxologico Italiano, Milano (Dott. Fulvio Bergamini)

Skrypnik Rimma,
Dr. Sc. (Med.)
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Kyiv, Ukraine

Deputy Director of Science Bogomolets National Medical University, Professor of Ophthalmology  Department,  Vice President of Association of Ophthalmology, Neuroophthalmology and Glaucoma Specialists in Ukraine

Fedorov Yurii,
Professor
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Danylo Halytsky Lviv national medical university, Chair of Therapy No. 1 “Lviv Medical Institute, Honored Worker of the High School

Skrypnichenko Inna,
Cand. Sc. (Med.)
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Associate Professor of Ophthalmology Department, Bogomolets National Medical University

Karliychuk Marina, 
Cand. Sc. (Med.)
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Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology Department named after B.L. Radzihovskiy, Bukovinian State Medical University. Head of Laser Department, Vash Zir Clinic.

Chopyak Valentina,
Dr Med Sc., Prof.  
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Lviv, Ukraine

Vice-President of Ukrainian Society of Specialists for Immunology, Allergology and Immunorehabilitation, Head of the Department of clinical immunology and allergology, Lviv national medical university

Parkhomenko George,
PhD.
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Doctor of the highest category,  member of ESCRS, ASCRS, AAO Chief Doctor of the Novy Zir Ophthalmic Surgical Clinic

Serdyuk Valeriy,
Dr Med Sc.
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Dnipro, Ukraine

Valeriy Serdyuk, Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology and Neurology, Dnipropetrovsk Medical Academy, Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Honored Doctor of Ukraine, Chief Expert of the Department of Health of the Dnipropetrovsk Region State Administration in the field of ophthalmology, Director of DOCOL, member of the German ophthalmologic society, European and American society of cataract and refractive surgeons, member Presidium of the All-Ukrainian Society of Ophthalmologists, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Society of Ophthalmologists, Editorial Board member Legia journals “Eye Journal”, “Archive ophthalmologist.”

Fedorov Leonid, 
Cand. Sc. (Med.)
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Kyiv, Ukraine

Ophthalmologist, Doctor of the highest category Specialization: Surgery of cataracts; Surgery of glaucoma; Surgery with eye injuries; Reconstructive Surgery; Refractive lens replacement during myopia and hypermetropia Scientific activity: 48 printed research papers; Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons; Member of Ukrainian Society of Ophthalmologists

Melnik Volodymir
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Kyiv, Ukraine

The doctor-ophthalmologist of the highest category, has conservative and surgical methods of therapy, conducts counseling techniques. Carries out measures on elimination of cataracts, retina dystrophy, glaucoma. Volodymyr Melnyk provides diagnostic and treatment services for diabetic retinopathy, deals with the treatment of inflammatory processes in the eye. Included in the European Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

Plavskiy Pavlo,
Cand. Sc. (Med.)
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Child neyrohіrug Zavіduvach vіddіlennya neyrohіrrgії VATL “OKHMATDIT”, an expert of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and neurosurgery

Buldigina Yuliya,
Cand. Sc. (Med.)
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Kyiv, Ukraine

assistant professor
Endocrinology NMAPO im. P.L. Shupika

Ryzhova Irina, 
Associated professor. Cand. Sc. (Med.)
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Responsible for the scientific and inventive work of the department

Author of over 35 scientific papers. The subject of her research is to study changes in the organ of carotid – cavernous combination, defining features of early diagnosis, development and introduction of new therapies (particularly of intra-arterial administration of drugs). Actively continues to explore the question of vascular diseases of the optic nerve.

Anokhina Galina, 
Honored Doctor of Ukraine
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Kyiv, Ukraine
Honored Doctor of Ukraine Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Gastroenterology, Dietology and Endoscopy of the NMAPO of the name P. L. Shupika

Yevtushenko Andrey,
Doctor of the highest category
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Kharkiv, Ukraine

Vitreoretinal surgery and cataract surgery, head physician Eye-Q Clinic Kharkiv

Potapchuk Oleksandr, Docent 
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Odessa, Ukraine

Department of Internal Medicine №1 of Odessa National Medical University

Lutsenko Nina, 
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Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine

Head of the Department of Eye Diseases of the GZ “Zaporizhzhya Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine”, a member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the Ukrainian Society of Ophthalmologists, the Ukrainian Glaucomatic Society

Rudicheva Olga,
Cand. Sc. (Med.)
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Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine

Associate Professor of the Department of Eye Diseases Zaporozhye Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Ministry of Health of Ukraine

Vasilets Viktoriya Viktorovna, City Freelance Rematologist of the Department of Health of Odesa 
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Odesa, Ukraine

The doctor is the rheumatologist of the higher category, the rheumatologic department of the multidisciplinary medical center ONMedU